The community of Edendale woke up to a cool, drizzly day as hundreds of athletes, spectators, local officials, road running dignitaries and members of the media converged on the FNB Wadley Stadium for the 12th edition of the ever-popular Greater Edendale 10km race.
The race is a corporate social investment initiative of the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) which hosts the annual event in conjunction with the Msunduzi Municipality, Edendale Eyethu and the Msunduzi-Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association.
The morning turned out to be a perfect day for a good run as nearly 800 athletes took to the roads of Edendale with an amazing turnout by the community, who lined the streets cheering the runners on.
Prize money to the tune of R21,000 was presented to the winners in various categories; as well as additional lucky draw prizes, courtesy of the CMA, MedPharm and Damelin.
Mbuleli Mathanga of Phantane AC claimed First Position in the Men’s Race while Jenet Mbhele of Umzimkhulu AC once again took the glory in the Women’s Race.
The Top 5 in the Men and Women’s races are as follows:
|1.||Mbuleli Mathanga||Phantane A C||30:36|
|2.||Bongani Zwane||Boxer A C||31:18|
|3.||Sipho Mbanjwa||Boxer A C||31:25|
|4.||Nkosikhona Mhlakwana||Boxer A C||31:32|
|5.||Thobani Chagwe||Nedbank R C||31:59|
|Men 35 to 39:|
|1.||Lefatsa Matekase||Phantane A C||32:14|
|Men 40 to 49:|
|2.||Msawenkosi Mlaba||Nedbank A C||35:16|
|3.||Velani Sosibo||Max Elite||36:22|
|Men 50 to 59:|
|1.||Allen Ndlovu||Chesterville AC||38:56|
|Men 60 plus:|
|1.||Joseph Dumukule||Protea Striders||51:12|
|2.||Les Burnard||Coll Harr||51:14|
|3.||Khungelani Thusi||Maritzburg City||56:11|
|1.||Jenet Mbele||Umzimkulu A C||35:45|
|2.||Thobile Mkhize||Amaqhawe A C||35:51|
|3.||Bathabile Mkhize||Amaqhawe A C||39:49|
|Women 35 to 39:|
|1.||Bongie Ndzingi||Maritzburg City||55:02|
|Women 40 to 49:|
|2.||Duduza Gatsheni||Eskom A C||54:19|
|Women 50 to 59:|
|1.||Mary Mvelase||Nedbank A C||49:36|
|Women 60 plus:|
|1.||Pat Fischer||Stella A C||60:39|
|2.||Denise Johansen||Ethekweni A C||66:26|
|3.||Trish Bottom||Natal Carbs||74:30|
CMA CSI Convener, Mqondisi Ngcobo said, “We are grateful to all of our stakeholders and volunteers who graciously made this event possible. We congratulate our winners on their achievements and all runners who completed their 10km race and earned their medal.”
For the full list of results, please click HERE